WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with members of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group (LAG), including Portsmouth resident Sarah Bramblette. The advocates attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during their visit to Washington, D.C. Since 2006, LAG has worked to increase awareness of lymphedema among lawmakers and insurance providers and to health care coverage for the lymphedema community.

“I enjoyed meeting with such passionate advocates for effective lymphedema treatment,” Brown said. “I applaud their work for individuals suffering from lymphedema in Ohio and across the country.”

Brown continues to champion the health law which ensures health care for millions of Ohioans by ending lifetime caps on insurance coverage, allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until their 26th birthday, and ensuring that people cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, like lymphedema. The law also offers free preventive care in new private insurance plans, closes the gap in prescription drug coverage for seniors, and provides tax credits to small businesses to help them afford health coverage for their employees.